EchoStar and DirecTV have a message for opponents fighting their proposed merger: Bring it on. Such was the mood on Tuesday as the satcasters began complying with a top-to-bottom records request from…
Winter got even more bleak for the EchoStar/DirecTV merger Monday, as several high-powered foes cranked up their opposition to the deal in Washington and Wall Street gave the would-be partners a poor…
Federal antitrust officials have greenlit Vivendi Universal's bid to buy up a 10% stake in EchoStar, giving the giant satcaster the needed cash infusion to merge with DirecTV.
The exec has made ambitious plans for his satcaster, crowned by a $30 billion merger attempt with larger rival Hughes Electronics. The combination is necessary, he says, to compete with a rapidly…
Hughes Electronics prexy and chief exec Jack A. Shaw took pains Tuesday to reassure investors that the company isn't pinning all its hopes on a merger with satcasting rival EchoStar.
The satellite broadcast biz signed up new customers at a faster rate than did its cable competitors during the first half of last year, according to an FCC report released Monday.
ABC Cable Networks Group prexy Anne Sweeney has returned fire at EchoStar topper Charlie Ergen, denying Ergen's accusations that ABC was attempting to raise fees for its ABC Family channel "beyond…
Satellite broadcaster DirecTV boosted its subscriber rolls by a greater-than-expected 13% in 2001, with nearly a third of that growth coming in just the last three months.
A coalition of consumer orgs and citizen groups has asked the FCC to reimpose a strict federal limit on cable television system ownership, on the heels of the proposed merger of AT&T Broadband and…
The Federal Communications Commission has started the clock on the hotly debated EchoStar and DirecTV merger review, setting dates for public comments.
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